Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Well Bryan--That's a lovely mess you've made.
Depending upon what's in the fore-lower part of the keel (I assume it isn't lead!), cut away the damaged glass and debris back to good material and grind the undamaged glass back at, roughly, a 12:1 ratio. Then, lay in high density closed cell foam in layers roughly 1/2" thick, epoxied in place. You can roughly shape each lamination before laying it in place and ahear each new layer to the last with epoxy. Use a couple of dabs of hot glue to hold subsequent layers in place until the epoxy kicks off. Then use a fine rasp create the final shape of the foam following that with a glass layup over the glass you've ground back at 12:1, above. Once you've got that all done and smoothed, lay on an epoxy barrier coat, paint the damned thing and go sailing. But! Don't go blundering around in the dark again. You got off cheap that last time. Maybe not so lucky the next...
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."